A4C was not designed to create this sort of situation as it will make it impossible for hospitals to recruit certain types of staff if this kind of result occurs. So, one approach would be to not get too fussed right now as I think this decision will be reversed within the next 12 months because of recruitment problems which will follow if not.
Easy to say it will all work out but clearly that is not guarenteed so of course it is also possible to try to overturn the decision in the short term - there are strict processes to be followed for appeals. Unions are involved but nhs unions are rubbish now ime. If dp is part of a large group of staff who were assessed together then taking his case forward will be easier than if his post is a one-off. What is his discipline, presumably not nursing or medical?
a4c = health service jargon for agenda for change, the national pay review that I am assuming is behind your dh's regrading.
The nhs publications will have stuff about it as will professional bodies with affected members - the DoH website probably does too. Dh should have already received notification of the appeals procedure. I would also expect that his boss would be unhappy with this result and would have discussed it - has that happened?
our council has just tried to implement restructuring with pay cuts and rises. There should be a period of consultation and right to appeal. The unions should be able to help. My Council has delayed its pay restruct for the moment
I work for the nhs and there are inumerable briefings and Q&A sessions going on all the time for all staff, and have been for over 12 months in my organisation - dh should have ready access to a lot of information at work but it is harder for you to get the access to be able to support him, unicorn
not really I think he is shell shocked at the minute.
He was given this information in a short meeting with line manager who handed everyone their letters (with details of downgrades)- the boss of course not being downgraded - but would you want to be responsible for a group of blokes told they weren't worth the money they were being paid!?
(it is academia not the nhs I am now informed - it's a university body attached to the NHS)
That doesn't sound right unicorn, but the appeals process is quite normal, if not expected, in these circumstances. "Appeal" isn't as scary as it sounds, it just means trying to match the job again in more detail. He will probably have to complete a 4,000 page form. I would't worry too much yet.